Death Row

Death row is a place in a prison that houses inmates awaiting execution after being convicted of a capital crime. The term is also used figuratively to describe the state of awaiting execution, even in places where no special facility or separate unit for condemned inmates exists. In the United States, after a person is found guilty of a capital offense in death penalty states, the judge will give the jury the option of imposing a death sentence or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. It is then up to a jury to decide whether to give the death sentence; this usually has to be a unanimous decision. If the jury agrees on death, the defendant will remain on death row during appeal and habeas corpus procedures, which may continue for several years.

Death row inmate ‘deserves a chance to clear his name’

Rodney Reed, the Texas death row inmate who was convicted in the 1996 death of Stacey Stites,...

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Pa. will no longer hold death row prisoners in endless solitary confinement

PHILADELPHIA After nearly two decades in death row solitary confinement in a Pennsylvania state prison, Jimmy Dennis could no longer endure the humiliation of

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Death row inmate points to biased juror as execution nears

As Tennessee prepares to electrocute yet another death row inmate, a last-minute legal battle has...

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Lawyers for both sides meet in case of New Hampshire's only death row inmate

Lawyers involved with the case of the only person on death row in New Hampshire are working on...

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Florida inmate already on death row gets 2nd death sentence for killing cellmate in 2017

A Florida inmate already on death row for murdering a fellow inmate in 2012 has received a second ...

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Pennsylvania agrees to upgrade inmates’ 'inhumane' death row conditions

Pennsylvania’s prison agency agreed to improve death row conditions under a settlement announced...

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Ronald Lafferty, Mormon Cult Leader on Death Row for Murder, Dies of Natural Causes

Ronald Lafferty, a Mormon fundamentalist on death row for what he claimed were the divinely inspired...

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Utah death row inmate Ron Lafferty dies of natural causes

Ron Lafferty, who spent 34 years on Utah’s death row for the grisly murders of his sister-in-law and...

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Utah death-row inmate who claimed God told him to kill dies just before execution

A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother’s wife and her toddler in 1984 because of his strong...

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Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler because...

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